Chambers Street, EH1 1JF
Reopening Monday 26 April10.00 - 16:30
East Fortune Airfield, EH39 5LF
Reopening Monday 26 April
10.00 - 17:00
Philipshill Road, G76 9HR
Edinburgh Castle, EH1 2NG
Reopening Saturday 1 May
09.45 - 16.45
The Galloway Hoard brings together the richest collection of rare and unique Viking-age objects ever found in Britain or Ireland. It is of international significance and will transform our understanding of this period of Scottish history.
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Scottish History and Archaeology
30 min activity
Download our fearsome Viking colouring sheets or have a go at making bread the Viking way.
Make your own Viking bread [PDF 759KB]
This recipe is based on an analysis of Viking Age bread, found in Birka, Sweden.
Viking Colouring Sheets [PDF 3MB]
Colour in these Viking warriors drawn by artist Jon Hodgson.